Syrian rebels set their sights on strategic south

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels captured a military base in the south on Wednesday and set their sights on seizing control of a strategically important region along the border with Jordan that would give them a critical gateway to attempt an attack on the capital, Damascus.

Rebels capture military base in southern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels captured a military base in the country’s south on Wednesday after days of heavy fighting, activists said, in the latest advance by opposition fighters near the strategic border area with Jordan.